Communiversity: Marian Maxwell in Convesation with Ted Alvarez

Curated to appeal to learners of all ages, Centrum’s new arts and lectures series is designed to inspire thought-provoking conversations, throughout our community, highlighting a wide range of topics affecting our world. Each 90-minute event will feature selected experts in dialog with journalists and reporters from Crosscut and KCTS public media.

This podcast episode is a recording of the October 26th live event with Puget Sound Mycological Society Past President Marian Maxwell, in conversation with Ted Alvarez.

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Marian Maxwell

Puget Sound Mycological Society Past President Marian Maxwell was featured in our Communiversity arts and lectures series on October 26, 2020 to explain the basics of mushroom collecting, including seasons for mushroom hunting, permits required, types of mushrooms to look for, cooking, dangers, and where to hunt. Marian studied mycology under the renowned Dr. Daniel Stuntz and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington. She is a Past President of the Puget Sound Mycological Society (2010-2015), is currently the Outreach Chairperson, and has served as one of their lead identifiers, educators, and scientific display chairpersons for over 20 years. Ted Alvarez moderated the dialog with Marian and our audience as we learned how to explore the outdoors by foraging for a vast Northwest resource—mushrooms!

Ted Alvarez

Ted Alvarez is an editor at Crosscut and KCTS 9 focused on science and the environment. His work has also appeared in Backpacker,, Air Canada En Route, Outside, Alaska Beyond, Rolling Stone, Men’s Health, Skiing, Scientific American and many other outlets. He is the author of The Survival Hacker’s Handbook and National Parks Coast To Coast: 100 Best Hikes.


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Eric Dorfman
in conversation with Knute Berger

Director of The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (NCMNS), Eric Dorfman joins Knute Berger to unveil the science, planning and the process of acquisitions for Dorfman’s former Museum’s (Carnegie Natural History Museum) upcoming 2021 exhibition, “Nature’s Rainbow,” illuminating diversity in gender and sexuality among fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including primates.

Monday, November 16, 2020 | 5:30 p.m.
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